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    Sale 5901

    Christie's Interiors

    3 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 393

    A WILLIAM & MARY SILVER-GILT SNUFF BOX

    UNMARKED, CIRCA 1690

    Price Realised  

    A WILLIAM & MARY SILVER-GILT SNUFF BOX
    UNMARKED, CIRCA 1690
    The pull-off cover set with a medallion featuring Archbishop Sancroft on one side and the Seven Martyrs on the other
    2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) diameter
    2.75 oz. (85 gr.)


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    Medallion by George Bower 1688
    Archbishop of Canterbury William Sancroft (1617-93) and the seven bishops petitioned James II against the reading of the Declaration of Indulgence which would have encouraged general religious tolerance. They were sent to the Tower but aquitted, however, Sancroft refused to take the oath to William and Mary and was deposed in 1690

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